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A few of my children.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Motherhenandflock, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it's my turn to show off a little. Here are a few of my herd!
    I ordered 5 Barred Rock pullets from Welp Hatchery. I got 6, lost one. Now this one in the first 2 pics is different: lots lighter, no shadowing on the legs. What gives? And the one little girl is just a tiny thing. She has to stand on her tip toes to reach the feeder!


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    Here's my not quite 6 week old Barred Rock. Is he a roo? The wattles are turning red.
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    Another shot of the same guy.
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    Little tiny Barred Rock, same batch as the 4, just little
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    Have to add one of the Bourbon Red turkeys. It's about 6 weeks old.
     
  2. portia66

    portia66 Out Of The Brooder

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    :)They are beautiful beautiful babies. Congratulations on such adorable children , lots of luck with them.
    Have a happy day,
    Portia
     
  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2007
    Maine
    Just a guess here, since I am not an experienced chicken guesser.. could the first barred rock be a boy? I had heard that lighter down, more white in the feathering, lighter legs = roo. Not sure though, so don't find him/her a new home!!

    Wow your little br sure is little!

    They are beautiful! And isn't your turkey neat! Great job with your babies!

    -Meghan
     
  4. Chelly

    Chelly Cooped Up

    May 11, 2007
    Oh they're cute, I dont' think I've ever seen a baby turkey - it sure is cute looking!
     
  5. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Queen: that's my thought too, that the lighter Barred Rock is a roo. Welp Hatchery had sent me 6, I ordered 5 pullets, so I think he is a bonus [​IMG] He can stay unless he gets mean.
     
  6. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    That first picture looks just like my Barred Rock around the same age. I got 4 babies, the RIR and the 1 barred Rock, I am thinking everyday that is looks more and more like a Rooster and it is so much bigger than the others. Got 12 more little ones and bought them all as pullets, we shall see. I would appreciate if anyone on here can tell for sure if that first picture is a roo, I am just not good at it yet!
     
  7. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 17, 2007
    Massachusetts
    Morning all,
    Just want to bump this up to see if anyone can sex the Barred Rock in this first pictyre? Thanks.
     

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